Emergency Dentist: Knowing When to Call

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A Brief Guide to Periapical Abscesses

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A periapical abscess is described by the MSD Manual as an area of pus at the root of a tooth, caused by an infection that begins in the tooth and spreads outward. This is in contrast with the perhaps more well-known periodontal abscess, which begins in the gum tissue. Periapical abscesses can be very painful, and can also be dangerous if allowed to spread into the jaw and surrounding tissues. They are one of the most common reasons for an emergency dentist visit due to the pain involved. Read More»

Need to Have Crooked Teeth Straightened with Orthodontic Braces?

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Having crooked teeth is a dental issue that can affect the way you interact with others in a negative way by tainting your appearance and killing your confidence. Luckily, the issue can be remedied by simply wearing dental braces. Dental braces are a type of orthodontic appliance that is fitted to a patient’s teeth with the aim of gradually straightening the teeth to improve their function and appearance. If you are a potential candidate for a teeth straightening proceedure, you might want to learn about the options available for you to choose from, so you can make an informed decision. Read More»